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time. margaret brennan has more. >> the nightclub in santa maria was packed when the fire broke out. it took only minutes for the blaze to race through the crowded venue sending a stampede of about 2,000 party gers most of them college students looking for the exits. but there was only one way out, and no emergency doors. the chaos lead to confusion. security guards blocked the exit fearing that customers were fleeing their bar tabs. some panicked patrons mistook the bathrooms for an escape and died there rescuers used axs to chap down exterior walls trying to reach those trapped. most of the victims died of asphyxiation. some were trampled or crushed. first responders tended to the injured dressing wounds and performing cpr in the streets. initial reports suggest the fire started during a band's pyrotechnic display and a
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fire extinguisher failed. authorities are still identifying the victims, but most are likely to be students from the local university. the fatal sdifernt is being treated as a national tragedy in brazil. president cut short a state trip to chile returning home to meet with victims' families and pledging national support. >> we stand together at this time. and even though there is a lot of sadness we will pull through. >> the three american exchange students studying at that university are all fine. a u.s. embassy spokesperson told cbs news no americans appear to have been involved jim? >> margaret, thank you. this fire in brazil is one the deadliest nightclub fires ever. 13 years ago at a club in china a welder's torch ignited a fire that claimed 309 lives. x years nooing rhode island a hundred people were killed in a fire that started with malfunctioning pyrotechnics. the same cause suspected in this slatest-- latest fire
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in brazil. the president of egypt has declared a state of emergency in three city anti-government demonstrations are raging in the cities of port said suez and ismalia and battling protestors in cairo as allen pizzey reports. >> reporter: riot police fought back against protestors in central cairo exactly two years after protests there lead to the overthrow of hosni mubarak. the rallying cry now is that after only 200 days in office o president mohammed morsi must go. o upon onlies accuse morsist-- morsi an his muslim brotherhood party of not delivering economic reforms and living up to pledges to represent all egyptians. none of the goals of the revolution we made have been achieved. there no bread no freedom no dignity. president morsi went on state tv to announce a 30 day state of emergency and an overnight curfew in three
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egyptian cities. in one of them port said riots for dozens killed yesterday brought at least four more dead dozens wounded and more than 400 suffered from tear gas inhalation according to hospital spokesmen. hundreds of mass rioters stormed and set fire to a police station in the coastal city of suez on saturday after clashes which left eight dead including a policeman. military patrols have taken to the streets to restore order. and the local commander said the army had requested authority to arrest lawbreakers. the egyptian president called for dialogue but more demonstrations are planned for monday. allen pizzey cbs news rehm. >> now to capitol hill where the senate judiciary committee takes up a new gun control bill on wednesday. california senator diane feinstein was on face the nation this morning talking about the measure that she sponsored. >> we ban 158 specific guns by make and model.
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we grandfather 2200 weapons by make and model that are rifles shotguns pistols used for recreation defense hunting. we ban clips drums or strips of more than 10 bullets prohibit their manufacture, their sale their transfer. >> president obama is urging gun control advocates to do a better job trying to understand the other side. in an interview in the new republic the president said quote part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas. a very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes. after a presidential campaign in which gun control wasn't on the agenda newtown has propelled the debate to the top of it. carter evans reports tonight on the big numbers of firearms that are being bought sold and turned in.
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>> reporter: thousands waited in the rain up to four hours just to enter this gun show in orange county california. in this event's 25 years this week-- weekend saw the biggest crowds ever. >> this like nothing i have ever seen at the show. >> reporter: the big seller ammunition purchased by the cart load. gun owner bill rebensdorf waited three hours just to buy a box of 9 millimeter bullets. >> how many are in there. >> 500. >> people are worried if i don't get it now i won't get it later. >> reporter: in other parts of the country the fear of too many guns are also drawing big crowds of those turning them in. so many attended this buyback in seattle yesterday that organizers ran out of money. while the debate over guns in washington centers around military-style assault weapons, the conviction here is that there is a larger agenda. >> are you afraid of losing your second amendment rights. >> yes. >> on face the nation new york city police commissioner ray kelly tried
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to tamp down those fear. >> the concept of people having a right to guns with some legitimate regulation is here is here to stay. we're not looking to infringe on anybody's right to have guns legally. >> reporter: but the belief persists that any ban on any gun is targeting the right to bear arms. >> you think this crowd here is sending a message to washington. >> yes. >> reporter: what does it is a? >> it says leave us alone on our second amendment. >> reporter: as the gun control debate begins this week on capitol hill t appears that many gun owners will continue to stock up. carter evans cbs news costa mesa california. >> with the senate heading back into session this week republican leaders have been talking strategy trying to figure out how to position themselves following their loss in november. >> we're expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration
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as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. and let me just tell you, i do believe that is their goal. to just shove us into the dust pin of history. >> for more i'm joined by cbs news political director john dickerson in our washington bureau. john, if this is the way republicans see the president, how is anyone going to get anything done? >> the republican party has two challenges. the first is how to appeal to a changing electorate where minorities and younger voters are going to play a bigger role. and the second is how to oppose the in the a way that helps them define the party with those voters but without creating distracting conflicts. the only way the president annihilates the republican party as john boehner put it is if republican elected officials overreact. he is several them have been pleeching prudence. paul ryan the republican nominee said republicans can't play the villain in the president's morality play. so they have to pick their battles. and that sense of prudence lead to a short term deal on
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the debt limit and might lead to cooperation on issues like immigration. >> this week the president will be going to las vegas to deliver a speech about immigration. given how poorly republicans did with hispanics in the last election cycle don't they sort of have to climb on board with the president on this issue? >> republicans want a deal. but they don't want any deal. and so the key thing to look for in this immigration battle is how undocumented workers are treated. that is the fault line. republicans are wary of giving undocumented workers a pathway to citizenship, the president and democrats want them to have a pathway. >> john dickerson in washington, thank you. another big winter storm is now bringing snow, ice and freezing rain to the upper midwest and is headed for the northeast. icy roadways have made driving dangerous or even impossible in much of the region. in may son city iowa the streets look like skating rinks. and a thick layer of ice on interstate 8 0 sent even the
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has the story of one woman who is trying to change that. >> soon after she enlisted in the air force, 24-year-old jennifer norris was invited to a party at her recruiter's house. that is where she says he put something in her drink that made her pass out. >> when i woke up the whole house was dark. nobody was there. and he picked me up. basically my powerless lifeless body and carried me into a bedroom and and he raped me. >> did you go to anybody to complain about this? >> no. i didn't. because i hadn't even started my career yet. >> she went on to become a technical sergeant handling satellite communicationsment but she says she was subjected to repeated sexual advances by another superior officer, and was afraid to report it. >> it's the retaliation. and i was scared to tell the commander who it seems like he was best friends with this man. >> reporter: well financial it was so bad why in the
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leave? >> we can't quit. we're basically stuck in the situation unless someone in that chain of command helps us. >> reporter: 3,000 reports of sexual misconduct by service members are made every year. but the defense department says since most attacks go unreported, the actual number is roughly 19,000. >> the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number, the goal is zero. >> reporter: air force chief of staff general mark welsh told congress last week he is designating 60 air force attorneys to handle the complaints and stationing one victim's advocate at every base. but california congresswoman jackie spear wants sexual assault investigations taken out of the military chain of command. >> the victims oftentimes are treated like they are pariahs oftentimes diagnosed with what is called a personality disorder. and involuntarily honorably discharged from the military.
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taken over by the french and mallian troops. they are what they are calling cleaning the city now and it does appear that some militants have stayed behind and there is a little skirmishing. but by and large it does look like that has fallen into the french and government hands as well. >> and then liz, once the militants are flushed out of the cities then what? >> well they have been pushed right up into the desert. the southern part of the sahara. and now begins phase two. some of those groups because it's a real patchwork will want to negotiate for peace. others associated with al qaeda in north africa will not. and that is where the u.s. perceives the threat. in fact senior general in the pentagon has described the group as an imminent threat if it's left unchecked. it's going to require a large intelligence operation to really address this. they are thought to have had a hand in the al gerian hostage taking earlier this
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the gun control debate during an interview with the magazine the new republic. it was a wide-ranging conversation. he also talked football and safety in that interview saying, quote i'm a big football fan but i have to tell you, if i had a son o i would have to think long and hard before i let him play football. and we're going end tonight with a football story. with so many headlines lately about athletes behaving badly, we wanted to introduce you to one who balances the scales a bit. a former nfl quarterback who followed his calling to teach. >> get to class, hustle. >> in the hallways of lincoln high school in tacoma washington. >> don't be last every day. >> jon kitna sounds every bit the football coach he is. having returned to the school he quarterbacked 20 years ago. >> we good? got your review packet. >> reporter: but the remarkable thing about this coach and algebra teacher is that he didn't need the job at all. jon kitna was an nfl quarterback for 16 years.
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retiring last year from the dallas cowboys. patrick erwin is the principal at lincoln. >> he didn't have to come home. cohave stayed in dallas and been a high school football coach and made scads of money with but something called him back to this neighborhood and to so many kids from poor and broken homes. >> i walked these same hall waste. i was here. i get it. >> when john signed on to be a math teacher here he said give me your toughest kids. and we did. >> reporter: students like rayshaun miller. >> really didn't care about coming to school. you didn't have any respect for the teachers. i just thought i was the man. >> reporter: kitna schedules early morning algebra sessions with him. >> i started learning how to do math. and i was like this is actually not that bad. i'm passing with as and bs. i'm getting a 3.0 gpa. i'm just happy. >> reporter: coach kitna changed more than just miller's outlook. he's changed his future. >> i probably wasn't going to get it together. and now i have a chance at graduating.
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>> you can't come here and be fake. they smell it. they smell it as soon as you come walking in the building if you are fake. and i just try to be as authentic and real with them as i can day in and day out. >> the principal is now become familiar with something called the kitna effect. an ability to reach those others have not. >> when i went in to watch him teach i saw kids doing math that i have seen sitting in other classrooms and never lift a pencil. >> something decreases. okay. here's-- it starts here t ends here. >> it feels really good. i have to say, it feels really good. it's a start. >> ernesto, how are you doing. >> reporter: but jon kitna is generating more than just good feelings. >> read these from the variables k? his algebra class is the second highest scoring period in the entire school. >> this final should be you getting what you deserve. >> i've always felt like there is much more greatness in these halls and in this
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building than people realize. >> touchdown. former nfl quarterback jon kitna. and that is the "cbs evening news." later on cbs, president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton sit down together on "60 minutes." for now i'm jim axelrod cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh santa clara as the 49ers head for new orleans... right now... the team is arriving at its hotel in the french quarter... we're live with their first "touch down" and the team's first news conf the 49ers head to new orleans. the team is arriving at its
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a ceremonial sendoff from san jose international today -- as the 49ers leave the bay area -- bound for super bowl 47. and good evening. a ceremonial send off from san jose international today as the 49ers leave the bay area bound for the super bowl. >> many fans were there and urged them to bring home the trophy. we have the sports team in new orleans, dennis ooh -- dennis o'donell is in the hotel where the 9ers are staying. >> we are live at the hotel. the marriott. just outside of the french quarter, the 49ers touched down less than an hour ago.

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